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Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew two four-star generals, david petraeus, and john allen, set off a chain of events, even as the president spoke for the first time about the scandal at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they warned the general to stay ay from her, that she could ruin them, e-mails that were forwarded to her on the account she shares with her husband, scott, thinking she sent it at a joke kelley said she told general allen she had not sent the e-mail but was concerned she was stalked or she never realized the impact the e-mails would have. the people close to the kelleys say jill kelley never had an affair with general allen, and the pentagon has found no evidenc
NBC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
personal scandal that has enveloped petraeus and john allen from nbc's andrea mitchell who broke the story. >> reporter: at his news conference the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may when general john allen received an e-mail from an account called kelley patrol. sources close to kelly say it warned the general to stay away from her, that she could ruin him. general allen says people close to jill kelley forwarded it to her on the account she shares with her husband scott thinking she sent it as a joke. sources close to kelley said she had told general allen she had not sent it but was concerned she was being stalked or electronically hacked because it referred to a meeting they had scheduled in washington the following week. in june she and her husband received as many as four different e-mails fr
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm EST
speaker john boehner both laid out ideas to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. tax increases and spending cuts are due to hit in january, but today it seemed the two leaders and the bipartisan deal are still worlds apart. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on that. steve? >> you got it right. this is a restart of a high-stakes negotiation between those two men. the president and the speaker. the problem is beginning today where they left off, which is far apart. in a speech at the white house, president obama claimed the election proved most americans agree with his plan. that he calls balanced. cutting spending and hiking taxes to avoid the fiscal cliff. he said he's flexible -- >> but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> reporter: he's calling in members of congress for fiscal cliff meetings next week. but the main republican negotiator, again, will be speaker john bo
NBC
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
general john allen is being investigated over thousands of e-mails the pentagon says are potentially inappropriate. the fbi discovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between allen and jill kelley, the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. kelley is a longtime petraeus friend who complained to the fbi about harassing e-mails she got from the former cia director's mistress paula broadwell. officials say the relationship spans a two-year period. a man close to allen saying he didn't find out about this probe until last night. as of this morning, the general denies any wrongdoing and plans to return to his job in afghanistan as the investigation goes on. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> the fbi's investigation brought agents to paula broadwell's charlotte home. they searched her house for several hours late last night. agents left with boxes of what appear to be documents or paperwork, but they aren't saying what they found. meanwhile, broadwell's co-author says he's shocked by the news of their affair, but he did have questions about their relationship. >> what was a
NBC
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
general john allen is connected to gill kelly. details ahead. plus a late night search of the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything that we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. breaking news overnight in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus. this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 4:00am EST
reach a deal avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. last night house speaker john boehner said he's optimistic about an agreement telling abc's diane sawer he's the most reasonable responsible person in washington but he's also not backing off his stand on tax hikes. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about. >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> at issue here, a perfect economic storm that could have serious consequences. nbc's andrea mitchell breaks it down for you. >> reporter: the campaign was tough. victory was sweet. now comes the hard part. >> on january 21st, 2013, there's going to be a massive fiscal cliff. >> reporter: so what exactly is the fiscal cliff? it's a nightmare combination of tax heights and spending cuts that congress agreed to to force themselves into a compromise but so far they haven't agreed on anything so barring a last-minute fix at the stroke of midnight on new year's eve the tax cuts expire, a
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
commander general john allen. the newest headlines are creating even more of a tangled web. this morning's "wall street journal" reports general allen, who is now under investigation for e-mails between he and jill kelley of tampa florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer. the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it described kelley as a, quote, is he duct tres, and warned the general of becoming involved with her. the journal reports that kelley tried to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint with harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. people familiar with the case tell the journal that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, the washington post quotes senior law enforcement officials saying the search conducted at broadwell's home monday night marks an interest in how she became interested in classified files. kelley said she had state department status that owe sfigs alls say she did not have
NBC
Nov 13, 2012 5:00am EST
investigating inappropriate communications between general john allen and jill kelley, the woman that petraeus' mistress allegedly sent threatening e-mails to you. the fbi reportedly uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 allegedly inappropriate e-mails between allen and kelley. she's a social liaison at the military base in florida. the general insists he's friends with kelley, but paula broadwell apparently saw her as a romantic rival. the fbi is keeping quiet of a search of broadwell's home. agents searched her home for five hours last night. they left with several boxes. broadwell's relationship with petraeus first came to light when the fbi began investigating jill kelley's claims that broadwell had sent her threatening e-mails. and the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until recently. they didn't know about the probe until last tuesday even though it had been going on for months. senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein said she learned about it from the media last week. meantime, she says petraeus will sti
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
benefit. that concert included big names like paul mccartney, jay-z, and elton john. benefits will go to the robin hood relief fund, which will help victims in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. >>> st. andrew apostle catholic church in silver spring is just one of the many churches and schools collecting clothes, food, cleaning supplies, blankets, and money for storm victims. today all the church's donations will be packed up on a truck to be taken to new jersey this weekend. >>> happening today, a former oil executive expected to be named the new archbishop of canterbury. the bishop of durham, justin weldy, reportedly the pick to lead the anglican church. he made the shift to the clergy. he will replace archbishop rowan williams, stepping down early this year. >>> a tennessee teenager is at home from the hospital after he survived three days injured and in a ravine. 19-year-old tyler campbell was driving near huntsville, alabama, saturday night. apparent apparently, he fell asleep and drove off the road. his truck ended up at the bottom of a 30-foot ravine against that tree. he
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
democratic, have grown. in 2004, president bush got 40% of the latino vote. john mccain, 31% in 2008, and for mitt romney this year, just 27%. in the wake of tuesday, republicans soul-searching will look at places like florida's osceola county, bush won it. but a growing number of constituency now helped obama there. >> you go out and disrespect the hispanic community like that, you think we don't notice that? >> reporter: in florida alone, the hispanic population has grown since 2008. but among them, republicans are perceived as tone deaf on critical topics, immigration reform. >> well, the answer is people decide they can do better by going home because they can't find work here. >> reporter: the words matter. >> even though barack obama has deported more undocumented people in the history of the united states, it is the words that are used. self-deportation, i think, was really, really hurtful. >> reporter: republicans must think about how to balance their core ideas against this shifting demographic landscape. >> republicans, at least at the national level want to win elections.
NBC
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
left john peck a quadruple amputee. here's sergeant peck getting his first look at the smart home built near fredericksburg, virginia, specifically for the physical challenges he faces. >> i lost some parts of me, but my gratitude and my attitude will never change, this will actually wrig lly brighten up m. every day i go to work i can come home and be like, ah, this is my house. >> at one point someone had said john might have lost his arms and his legs but he has not lost his heart. and that is very true. >> reporter: sergeant peck chose to have his new home built here in chancellorsville. this land haerkens back to the civil war battles. the house was designed by the tunnel-to-towers foundation which grew out of the tragedy of 9/11. it's dedicated to the memory of fallen firefighters stephen siller, its mission to build high-tech homes for military heroes who have been grievously injured. >> what this will do is actually control the lighting, the tvs, the home automation, cabinetry, temperature, everything that we have included in the house to make john's life a little bit more
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
-ending assault of campaign ads and calls on tv has stopped, making some like those nbc's john yang in ohio feel like they have gotten their lives back. >> reporter: in dublin, ohio, it is the dawn of a new day for this couple. no more campaign ads, robo-calling or mail-ins. >> it is almost like a weight is moved off your shoulders. >> reporter: ohio has been buried under more than 40,000 ads since october one, almost 1400 a day. watching them back-to-back would have taken nearly two weeks. then there were the campaign stops. president obama and mitt romney both visited ohio four of the last six days of the race. >> cleveland really does rock, you know that? >> reporter: and the phone calls, e-mails and door knocks. almost three quarters of the people in ohio say they had heard from a campaign. we first visited the family who both voted for governor romney in late october. >> well, the ads were on continuously from 5:00 in the morning until we go to bed at night. >> reporter: their ordeal became fodder for late-night comedians. on election night, this comedian tweeted let's chip in and
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 11:00am EST
petraeus and john allen. >> i don't have any reason to think there are national security issues at stake in what transpi transpired. >> there are questions of e-mails between allen and kelley. one senior official says they were not explicit, but used names like sweetheart and dear. allen denies any wrong doing. >> no one should lead to conclusions here. his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: kelley was not a federal employee but said she had special privileges when complaining about reporters. >> i am an honorary consul general. i don't know if ept to get diplomatic protection as well. >> reporter: the complaint of e-mails touched off on investigation that led to the discovery of an affair between petraeus and paula broadwell. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> look at that sky out there right now. sunshine. but it's cold out there. >> what a difference a day makes. storm team 4 meteorologist, tom kierein with the first 4 forecast. >> hey, tom. >> it's been cold. the picture is deceiving. we saw the blue waters of
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
hollywood. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner rejects any hike in tax rates. instead he would close loopholes in the tax code. >> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> reporter: failure to agree by the end of the year would trigger a combination of deep spending cuts and expiring tax cuts. that could mean an estimated $2,000 more in taxes next year for the typical household. the jobless rate soaring to 9.1% by the end of the year. and possibly another recession. boehner and the president were close to a deal last year. the so-called grand bargain. $4 trillion in debt reduction including politically sensitive changes to social security and medicare. many think that blueprint still works. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending and a government that has grown massively. not just under this administration, under republican administration. >> reporter: experts warn of serious damage to the economy if the standoff drags on. >> if three or four weeks from now they're making no progress at all, you're goi
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm EST
. opening up the college basketball season against john calipari, defending national champion kentucky wildcats. sluggish in the first half. second half, seth allen finds him. 23 points and terps up one. kentucky coming right back. maryland back on the attack. shhh -- charles mitchell with the lay-in. terps back on top. kentucky makes a push, though. jared with the rebound, and puts it back. wildcats take a 1-point lead. under five seconds left now. kentucky up three. howard, trying to make something happen -- and it doesn't. maryland loses a heart breaker. 72-69. a lot gained in the loss. >> if tonight did ized our fan . you know, guys, they showed up for the duke game last year and the carolina game. everything else was just kind of show up to show up. tonight they showed up and they were energized and excited about our team. that's big for us. we'll learn a lot from this stage. probably what we learned the most is -- is i learned a lot. how to coach this team. >> all right. virginia tech also tonight. >> thanks very much. >>> that's the news for now. "nightly news" is coming up next
NBC
Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
new york state are dropping drug possession charges against john bon jovi's 19-year-old daughter after her apparent state law. >>> and some former first children gave a texas audience an inside look at life in the white house. jenna bush haying ger reveals about having her first kiss on the executive mansion's first rooftop. steve ford talks about his mother complaining about having to cook dinner on the night gerald was sworn in. >>> let's take a check at wall street. the dow lost 28 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2. the nasdaq fell 9. overseas markets the nikkei shot up 194. the hang seng gained 50. >>> wall street will be watching today's first face-to-face fiscal cliff meeting. they predict a first half recession next year if the economy goes off the cliff. erskine bowles tells maria barto romo why he thinks there hasn't been a recession. >> the guys that are running for office worship that great god of re-election and haven't focused on what's right for the country. >> the average rate on a 30 year lone has dropped to 3.34%. that's the lowest since 1971. >>> federal officials
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
, savannah. marine general john allen, david petraeus' successor and nominated to be head of military now on hold. tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number. e-mails before advising secretary panetta to remember the matter to the department's in
NBC
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
, say people close to kelley, and she turned to him when she and general john allen first received anonymous e-mails last spring that they found alarming. thursday, humphries helped explain that shirtless picture he had sent kelley telling the "seattle times" it was a joke. posing with target dummies after s.w.a.t. practice. it was humphries who apparently worried about a cover-up told republican congressman dave reichert, an old friend about the petraeus investigation. reichert alerted majority leader eric cantor, almost two weeks before the president was officially notified. >> the information that was sent to me sounded as if there was a potential for a national security vulnerability. >> reporter: attorney general eric holder was asked thursday why the president wasn't informed sooner. >> we follow the facts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi the facts of ongoing investigations. >> reporter: meanwhile, defense secretary leon panetta has ordered an ethics review for training of military officers, although he says he has no evidence that more militar
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Nov 11, 2012 5:30am EST
not tolerated. >> reporter: john lyle with ddot said all of its employees are expected to follow the law like everyone else. >> the concern has already been raised with the supervisors to make sure they tell their staff that that's not acceptable. >> reporter: as for parking, lyle said district employees do not get a free pass. and using a handicapped placard does not allow for unlimited use. >> that's an issue that we've been trying to address and it's why we created the red top meter program, so that everybody would have to pay for parking, because we really think that's going to cut down on the fraud. >> reporter: tisha thompson, news4 iteam. >> after watching our investigation, d.c. council member mary shay said it might be time to do a citywide recall to make sure only those with disacts get a placard. she's interested in teaming up with the data bases to check quickly for violators. >>> maryland voters made history this year. that had some couples looking happily to the future. maryland is one of the first states to approve same-sex marriage instead of having a court decide the
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Nov 8, 2012 2:05am EST
, john adams, thomas jefferson or james madison? >> john adams. >> wow, she knows her stuff. wow. wow. wow. >> the resident act established the nation's first capitol in philadelphia. that's where george washington lived. they built the white house for eight years, cost $232,000 to build the white house. a bargain in today's dollars, but not back then. john adams and abigail moved in in 1800. >> back across to kathy. >> holly jean gifford, can you believe it upstate new york? who was the youngest person to become president, was it james polk, theodore roosevelt, john f. kennedy or bill clinton? >> john f. kennedy. >> that's what i thought, too. >> she's wrong. the correct answer there is -- >> theodore roosevelt. i have all their ages. >> tell us. 1901, theodore roosevelt became president at the age of 42 years and 322 days, youngest president. after his, kennedy, 43 bill clinton, third youngest, 46, then ulysses s grant and barack obama, fifth youngest president, sworn in at 47 years and 169 days. >> wow. back across to kath. >> nice lady from upstate new york what is the name of the
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
going to dominate the news for the rest of the year. both the president, john boehner making public comments and neither one sounding like a compromise is anywhere -- >> well, the tone is certainly nicer than what we've heard, right? the president saying i'm not wedded to any one aspect of this. i'm open to compromise and new ideas. what i heard the president say and talking to white house officials, he certainly feels like this election gave him a victory on his point of view about taxes. he wants wealthier americans to pay more. he wants that balanced approached and he wants to drive a hard bargain on that piece of it. i would look for this to happen in some stages. avoid going off that fiscal cliff and spending cuts and tax increases by the end of the year and maybe take an initial stab at tax reform and maybe this happens in bits and pieces. >> talk to senator schumer and coburn and reaction to the petraeus resignation and more on what the republican party does in the future now after this loss. >> david gregory of "meet the press" thank you. >> it airs at 10:30 sunday morning h
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. chris: but john boehner is holding firm against one of the president's main campaign pledges. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again, everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. chris: in your book, the price of politics, a heck of a book. you talk about how debt negotiations fell apart the last time, we tried it in the summer of 2011. will the speaker, we just saw, have the strength to lead his party even if he has to fight for the tea party? >> their camouflage is tax reform and they're going to do that over time. so the rates could come down. the really interesting thing is when you examine the detail of this, last year they were close. they actually could have worked out some agreement and it blew up because of the president asking for more revenue and that was the limit for them. i think it is a moment of necessity to a certain extent. they can't avoid this now. chris: reporting
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will ts all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have eve
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Nov 8, 2012 10:00pm EST
power back this past weekend after hour cane sandy. author andrew solomon, his husband, john solomon, and their 3-year-old son george. >> he knows the word gay. he knows that he has gay dads. i mean to the extent that somebody of his age can know that. he knows that. >> reporter: and george knows about his other family members as well. but it is complicated. six adults. four children, living in three states. we had to make a chart to explain just who is parent to whom. start with friends of andrew and johns, a lesbian couple, laura and tammy. >> i was a donor and therefore the biological father of oliver. then, they asked me to do it again. >> reporter: so john is also the biological father of lucy, but there is more. a close friend of andrews from college blaine who was single at the time had always dreamed of having kids. >> i said, well if you ever decided that you wanted to be a mother i can think of nothing i would feel more honored about than to be the father of your child. so, blaine is the mother of little blaine. >> reporter: with all of this going on, andrew still wanted to
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
she had been provided. senator john mccain is even trying to block -- threatening to block rice from becoming secretary of state if the president chooses her to succeed hillary clinton. >>> quickly approaching fiscal cliff is already giving investors on wall street a scare. dow closed down 185 points yesterday, third triple digit loss in a week. nasdaq is down 10% from september. the fear of grid lock on capitol hill is driving the tailspain. president obama says there is room for agreement. >> as i've said before, i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas. and i've been encouraged to hear republican after republican agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest americans as part of our a arithmetic if we're serious about reducing the deficit. >> the president did say he would not accept continued tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of americans. >>> mitt romney is offering a frank analysis of why he lost the election to president obama. he said gifts offered by the president to minority voters pushed hispanics, blacks and young people to vote for him again. like the passa
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> reporter: with so much disagreement, county supervisor john foust created a task force to find out what the community really wants. >> we're not going to rush into doing something that we regret. >> reporter: that task force, including duval and stillman, will make a recommendation to the park authority next year, which has final say over what happens. but any development could be years away. >> perhaps if it we're not going to put fields there, the price ought to be renoeshted. >> reporter: a historic $16 million piece of land skill with an uncertain future. what do you think this place will look like in five years? >> i suspect it's going to look a lot like it does now. >> the park authority says historical and wetland surveys still need to be completed and they could limit the number of fields at sa loan na. duval says if the community ends up wanting the fields there in the end, he will accept it. he says so far his family has received about $6 million of the $16 million for the easement. >>> it's cold out there tonight. >> cold out there but about six degrees warmer than last night
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
the day, speaker john boehner also sounded a kumbaya theme. >> i am because at the end of the year if kopg does nothing, bush taxes expire, the payroll tax cut e ye expires, emergency unemployment benefits end and $984 billion in automatic cuts and defense and d domestic budgets are triggered. they estimate that would cause the economy to take a significant hit, raising unemployment to 9.1% by the endo of next year.t, but the real political sticking point is taxes. the president called on congresi to make tax cuts for people making less than $200,000, and drew a line in the sand. t >> i refuse to accept any ised approach that is not balanced.nh and on tuesday night, we found out the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> reporter: the president was referring to the tuesday exit poll which indicated nearly 60% of voters would support higher taxes on the wealthy. and while john boehner hinted ar some taxes going up, he also listed some conditions. >> and it is not like there is a money in social security or medicare, this has to be dealt with, so everything, everything on the
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
, partisan, even personal. libya's become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain. who insisted again today the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that that was the case, is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> reporter: susan rice denied it. infuriating republicans. acting cia director mike morrell on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice. that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest that evolved into something militant. that was the best information. they said they had at the time. >> reporter: there had been earlier attacks in benghazi. house republicans hammered the administration reaction. >> the people back at state here in washington continued to deny additional security. and they continued to do away with security that was already there. >> reporter: democrats pushed back. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president, or
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
afghanistan, his name is john john allen, is now being investigated. he is accused of sending, or being involved with thousands of e-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broadwell and general david petraeus. unlike petraeus who has admitt
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
agreed to coach the nationals next year. he agreed to a one-year deal. march stur john and the terps opening up the college basketball season gensz the kentucky wildcats. pick it up, second half. alex finds the duck, 23 for len, terps up one. kentucky comes right back with the bucket and charles mitchell back. kentucky makes a push and comes up big with the rebound and the put back. wildcats take the one-point lead. how ard trying to make something happen. can you believe how close it was? 72-69, maryland loses a heartbreaker. let's set sail for jacksonville. on board the u.s.s. baton. that's right. they trailed two, 9-7. published reports says the game will not count and will not be made up. can you believe that's how it ends? party at the patriots center. george mason picking up uva. johnny williams from the ring. and you can count it. 11 on the night, ties the game at 50. just over a minute left, score still tied. buy y byron allen is feeling it, holds on for the upset, 63-59 over virginia. to the verizon center. the wizards looking for their first win against the bucs. milwaukee'
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
speaker john boehner a happy birthday. he turned 63 tomorrow. the president congratulated boehner and joked that the white house staff didn't get them a cake because they didn't know how many candles they might need. the president gave boehner a bottle of italian wine as a birthday gift. at least they're talking. >> yes. >> for a birthday, you can talk. >> nice sunshine out there today. >> yeah, we needed to see that sunshine. i think we're going to see a similar day tomorrow. if you liked today, you're going to see another one tomorrow. that comes on an all-important weekend. look outside right now. what you're seeing out there is a pretty nice night. yes, it's on the cool side. you'll need the jacket as you step outside, but other than that, not bad at all. you can deal with the chill. it's going to be a nice evening. 47 degrees the current temperature at the airport. winds out of the north about 7 miles per hour. that breeze, we'll call it a breeze instead of a wind, but that breeze will make things feel a little bit cooler. 37 down towards culpepper. 39 in gaithersburg. temperatur
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
miami mar lirks ns. the marlins have reportedly agreed to send jose raus, mark burley and john buck to toronto. yeah, that's a big trade. meanwhile, in the nba, the wizards down in charlotte looking for their first win of the season and they layed an egg. this might have been the most painful part for everybody. a contortionist who can evidently deal with all kinds of pain. we need a replay. watch this. no, look, how do you do that? i have no idea how he handles that pain. hopefully, we'll be able to show that to you again tomorrow. >> must have been a special wardrobe thing. >> you know what? i didn't even think about that fact. this was not a good game for the wizards. mar ter martel webster knocks one down. the guards shot 6 for 37 in this game. too much bob cats. wizards fall 92-76. they drop to 0 and 6 on the year. and this was a loss that left head coach andy whitman searching for answers. we just, you know, we play with no concept of rhyme or reason, understanding what's going on. the concept of the game. >>> that display, offensively, in terms of trying to do everything on your
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
-mail from broadwell to petraeus' successor, general john allen triggered the investigation. general allen apparently forwarding to kelley last may what he thought was a joke e-mail from an account called kelley patrol. sources close to kelley say it warned the general to stay away from her, that she would ruin him. kelley then went to the fbi. thousands of e-mails between general allen and the married socially a son kelley are said to be under scrutiny with enough inappropriate language to warrant an inspector general investigation. after ordering that probe just days ago, leon panetta cautioned against a rush to judgment today. >> no one should leap to conclusions. he has my continued cough dennf to lead our forces. >> general allen intends to fully cooperate with the investigation and shares in the desire to resolve any questions as completely and quickly as possible. also new tonight, the fbi agent jill kelley first brought the e-mails to identified and confirmed as veteran agent frederick humphries, ii. humphries took his concerns about the pace of the investigation eventually t
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
when petraeus left, marine corps general john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. and there's one more thing, the fbi is reviewing the conduct of the first agent who investigated jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a mess. it's complicated, and with hearings and investigations yet to come, this can only get larger from here. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. tonight the white house is expressing strong support for general john allen. the top commander in afghanistan, who has strongly denied any wrongdoing. after becoming entangled in the investigation that derailed the career of david petraeus. suddenly, last night, the scandal involving two very different women, jill kelley and petraeus biographer and former mistress, paula broadwell, ensnared no
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
resignation. >>> this morning, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the revi starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report fr
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm EST
bond. police in anne arundel county arrested john charles villiers-farrow today. they say two men came forward in august saying he sexually abused them when they were just 9 years old. the allegations refer to a time period between 2000 and 2008. derrick ward is following this story this afternoon and will have the latest developments tonight on news4 at 5:00. >>> unprecedented penalty, bp has agreed to pay a record u.s. fine for the massive oil spill down in the gulf of mexico in a settlement with the justice department. they'll pay $4.5 billion and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges. the government also charged two top bp officers with manslaughter in connection with the 11 people who died onboard the deep water horizon two years ago. jay gray explains why bp could still face more charges. >> reporter: the oil spread for miles after the collapse of the deepwater horizon well, choking away wildlife and crippling communities all along the gulf coast. and today, more than two years after the disaster, we learn the punishment is far-reaching as well. >> this marks both the largest
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Nov 12, 2012 2:05am EST
americans? >> i think they already agreed to that. i think you heard john boehner say that already. we've had votes in the senate where we've actually gotten rid of tax credits. i think that's a given. and i think the vast majority of americans agree with that. the question is how do you do that and how do you allow taxes to rise at the same time you fix the real problem? and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending and a government that has grown massively. not just under this administration, under republican administration. >> let me turn to senator schumer on this point. >> so you have to approach both sides of it. >> let me turn to senator schumer. i'm going to ask you the same question. if the mandate is compromised, what do democrats have to be prepared to accept as a painful outcome in order to achieve compromise? >> well, i agree with you, the mandate is compromise. that's why we have a divided house and senate. and i think if the house stands for anything it's cut government spending, as tom coburn said, and i think we're going to have to do more of it. we hea
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am EST
a spending plan. house speaker john boehner says he is willing to work with president obama to reach a deal. boehner says this week's election is proof the american people want republicans and democrats to work together for a solution to a crisis that could plunge the country back into a recession. >> the american people have spoken. they've re-elected president obama and they have again re-elected a republican majority in the house of representatives. if there's a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. >> boehner says the deal could include new tax revenue to help reduce the national debt. >>> don't be surprised if you've lost a few friends on facebook if you've shared your thoughts on the election on the social networking site. the election is sparking a facebook feud. those posts often offended people with different political believes. some took the dramatic step of unfriending the ranters, and for those not ready to end the friendship over politics, there's always the op
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Nov 14, 2012 2:05am EST
. >> no, it's not. >> now i have to get my uniform on. >> john came by to supervise my first game. >> someone says something about showing my hand. >> clear your hands and show the cameras so you have nothing in your hands. you clap in, you clap out. another dealer will come beside you. you'll clap hands. they'll clap hands. >> oh, okay, okay. then the players arrived. good luck. whoa, whoa! i won! >> that's not how it works. >> oh. sorry, i mean, everyone didn't play well that game. clapping out. >> you're clapping out? >> you guys clap out with me? thank you! >> we should mention only a small part of the atlantic city boardwalk was damaged during sandy and the casinos and hotels are open. for business. so head on down, show them your support. >> that is really great. >> carrie underwood gave a concert in atlantic city and donated the proceeds. >>> what's behind the bieber breakup? andy cohen has the scoop. >>> we are back with more of >>> we are back with more of "today" on this booze day tuesday. it's time for today's buzz to get you caught up on hollywood and abroad. >> here t
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
speaker republican john boehner seemed to signal he gets that. >> we're willing to accept some additional revenues via tax reform. we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: but anti-tax conservatives are jumping in to clarify and warn the speaker not to buckle. >> boehner's position is exactly where it was a year ago, two years ago, four years ago, don't raise taxes, have pro-economic growth policies, and the government will get more revenue, not from higher taxes but from more people working. >> reporter: it sounds like the same old fight. the president hoped the gridlock's been broken by barack obama's reelection. in an associated press exit poll on tuesday, election day, voters nationwide seemed to be buying both parties' arguments about half saying tax the rich more, and about half, and there's yee overlap, let's shrink spending and cut spending. >>> the long line some of us suffered on election day in virginia are now called into question. that state's democratic party has asked for an official review. northern virginia bureau chief julie
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
. >> reporter: the president and house speaker john boehner each are drawing a line in the sand over letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. >> instead of raising tax rates on the american people, accepting the damage it will do to our economy, let's start to actually solve the problem. >> reporter: the speaker wants a tax overhaul that raises money by cutti't hammer out a deal by year's end, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. taxes go up for everyone. an average of almost $3,500 per househo household. republicans say they want the president to address the real problem. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending, and a government that has grown massively. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are going to have to compromise. just like the president and his party did after getting walloped in the 2010 elections. >> we cut $900 billion in spending that we didn't like, painful to us. >> reporter: in washington, a high stakes search for middle ground. the president and the speaker say they're both hoping for a
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm EST
financial meeting to talk with house speaker john boehner and wish him a happy birthday today. boehner turns 63 tomorrow. the president congratulated the speaker and shook his hand. he joked that the white house staff didn't get him a cake because they didn't know actually how many candles they would need. he gave boehner a birthday gift of a bottle of wine. >>> a stunning security breach. mother who crashed through a gate and started driving down an air port runway with her child in the car. >>> the frightening moment a driver plowed straight into a police officer. >>> and the beltway becomes the santa express. how old st. nick took t >>> you ready tonight on news4 at 5:00, we're giving away tickets to hot 99 sold out jingle ball concert featuring justin bieber, casha, flo ridea, and psy gangnam style. look for the secret star of the day, then enter the name on nbc washington for your chance to win. each day we're giving a pair of tickets for vip floor seats. and one winner will get a meet-and-greet with one of the jingle ball artists. >>> in just a matter of hours, the brand
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
after being accused of arresting two boys. police arrested john billiers farrow. two boys came forward claiming farrow abused them when they were younger. the abuse happened between 2000 and 2008 when they were between 9 and 16 years old. >>> take a look at this photo. police say this man assaulted a teenage girl inside the ladies' room of a public library. a 17-year-old girl was studying at the jefferson library in falls church last tuesday when she saw the man watching her. when she tried to hide in the ladies room, police say the man followed her in, assaulted her, and ran off. if you see this man, police in fairfax county want to hear from you. >>> police are looking for your help to find a missing prince george's county woman. 90-year-old saki mcguren was seen leaving her home in chillum. she may be driving a gray 2005 toyota corolla. if you see her, call police immediately. >>> happening today, federal government is on board to help carry out a part of president obama's health care overhaul. at issue, in you health care exchanges for private insurance coverage. most customers wil
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm EST
the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time for his reputation to be called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. through a spokesman today, allen insisted there was no affair. kelley is the one whose complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broadwell and general david petraeus. unlike petraeus who
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
obama and republican house speaker john boehner both laid out ideas to avert the so-called fiscal cliff next year. and it seems clear the two leaders and a bipartisan deal are still worlds apart. keith russell is in our newsroom with more on this high-stakes battle. keith? >> wendy, president obama's first remarks since being re-elected that he and congress have no choice. reach an agreement before the end of the year or taxes will go up for everyone, which could mean another recession. that's a deadline that's looming and the so-called fiscal cliff. in a speech at the white house today, the president said he's open toioids, as long as the wealthiest realize they have to do their part. >> i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. >> reporter: just about two h r hours before president obama spoke, speaker of the house john boehner had his own news conference saying raising the highest rates will only hurt the economy
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >>> and with prices skyrocketing at the super market, we have tips on stretching your dollar and making your groceries last longer. >>> and speaking of money, famous women making it fashionable to recycle outfits. >>> i wore this suit six weeks ago, okay? >> and a poodle mix that was rescued from a trash heat and who is blind. i watched this piece earlier today, it brings tears to your eyes. >>> we begin this morning with the scandal that cost cia director david petraeus his job. good morning to you erica, this stunning news comes on the heels of the president's triumphant reelection. he lead combat forces in iraq and afghanistan and was considered one of the top leaders of his generation. sources s
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am EST
petraeus' resignation. general john allen is being investigated by the fbi for alleged inappropriate communication with the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. investigators uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication, mostly e-mails between allen and jill kelley. kelley is the longtime friend of the petraeus family who complained about being harassed by the woman petraeus had an affair with. a senior administration official denies allen committed any wrongdoing and expects to return to duty as commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. this morning general allen is in washington, d.c., preparing for his senate confirmation hearing. aides close to allen say he didn't find out about all this in the investigation until tonight and the general will still appear his meetings scheduled on the hill today. >>> and on the same topic this morning, the fbi will not say what it found at the home of the woman in the center of the david petraeus scandal. agents searched paula broadwell's home last night. they left with what appeared to be documents and paperwork. broa
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm EST
john boehner each are drawing a line in the sand over letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. >> instead of raising tax rates on the american people and accepting the damage it will do to our economy, let's start to actually solve the problem. >> reporter: the speaker wants a tax overhaul that raises money by cutting loopholes. if they can't hammer out a spending deal by year's end, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. taxes go up for everyone. an average of almost $3,500 per household. and there will be deep automatic spending cuts in both domestic spending that could hobble the economy. they want the president to address the real problem. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending, and the government that has grown massively. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are going to have to compromise. just like the president and his party did after getting walloped in the 2010 elections. >> we cut $900 billion in spending that we didn't like, painful to us. >> reporter: in washington, a high stakes search f
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Nov 15, 2012 10:00pm EST
a silver star recipient. what's even more amazing is we thought at first it was john stewart. chester's 98-year-old widow said she'll be happy to be reunited with her lost memory. ♪ earth angel, earth angel, will you be mine ♪ >> that beautiful sound and that beautiful voice is gone. that's cliff duncan singing "earth angel." it was recorded in a garage in 1954 and has sold 10 million copies. cleve duncan of the penguins was 77. and get ready for one more. ♪ >> that's major harris of the dell, delphonics. "didn't i blow your mind" was a classic of the philharmonics. major harris was 65. >>> campbell's officially marked the end of the world this week by re-marking a soup for the generation, in other words, soup that warms themselves just by thinking about themselves. the first and best soups ever, the only soups like them in the whole world. they're so edgy. their website features what looked to me to be a bad word. there's glass frames, overly enthusiastic people, smoked gouda, unpronounceable chicken with pablano chiles. it's all fun-loving. for coach taylor and a good
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
. >>> papa john's being sued by customers angry over unwanted text messages. some customers say they got 15 messages in a row, sometimes in the middle of the night. plaintiffs say they didn't sign up for any texts. >>> a scary moment during last night's knicks-orlando magic game. a cheerleader slipped during a stunt and fell to the floor head first. hard to watch the video. the medical staff took her to the stretcher, and she appears to be in considerable pain. she did go to the hospital. no word on extent of her injuries this morning. you can see her waving there. hopefully, she's going to be okay. very scary and hard to watch. >>> coming up on 6:27 right now. ahead, the head scratching 911 call made by one of the women involved in the petraeus scandal. >>> breaking news out of laurel. we're looking at a shooting at the walmart off bw parkway. news 4's tony tull. what are we learning? >> reporter: aaron, good morning. just about the same thing as a half hour ago. anne arundel police responded to this walmart off 295 and 198 in laurel. i just want to show you a picture of the scene. stil
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